Zero Clearance insert for Hitachi

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Forum topic by out2sea71 posted 05-04-2009 06:57 PM 1515 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2009 06:57 PM

Good day all
I was comtemplating going to the machine shop and have a zero-clearance plate for my saw made. I was wondering if there were any Hitachi CF10L owners that might be interested in one or two. I am not sure if it will be just 6061 aluminum or if we will try and make it so that a piece of hardwood could be swapped from time to time when the hole wears. I also have no idea of price as of yet but I will propose to him that I will purchase a set number of them to get the best deal. Please respond to this thread and I will get back to you all. thanks, Les

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#1 posted 05-04-2009 07:17 PM

you can makes something like that on a router table. Aluminum machines fairly easy with carbide. Just slow the router down a touch.

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#2 posted 05-04-2009 08:33 PM

Why don’t you make the whole insert out of hardwood? I have done this for years, and it beats paying for one.

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#3 posted 05-04-2009 09:04 PM

That would be a great idea if the insert was a uniformed thickness but the edges are only 1/8th” thick. I have tried in the past to make these without any good luck. Thanks for the comments

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#4 posted 05-18-2009 03:47 AM

Make it out of some very hard wood like epi and have the edge rabbited so it fits but is thicker than the 1/8 “

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#5 posted 05-18-2009 03:50 AM

I always use cabinet grade plywood for mine.

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